• Advanced Placement French Language and Culture 

    This AP French Language and Culture course emphasizes the use of language for active communication and has for its objectives the development of:

    1. The ability to understand spoken French in many contexts, DBQs are used to facilitate listening and writing skills
    2. A French vocabulary more than ample for reading all newspaper and magazine articles, literary tests and other non-technical writings without dependence on a dictionary; and
    3. The ability to express oneself coherently, resourcefully and with fluency and accuracy in both written and spoken French.
    4. Specific knowledge of Francophone culture, organized according to the following six themes: global challenges, science and technology, contemporary life, personal and public identities, families and communities, along with beauty and aesthetics.

    Extensive training in the organization and writing of compositions is emphasized. Course content reflects intellectual interests shared by the students and teacher in the arts, current events, literature, sports, etc. The course culminates in the AP French Language examination, which is equivalent to the third year of French at colleges and/or universities. Students will be given access to the new online AP classroom resources. All students are expected to take the AP exam in May. The AP exam fee must be assumed by the student. Please refer to the AP Exam Fee Schedule  for more information.